Nope. Can't say that I've ever encountered this on VLC on any platform.
A presidential car would never, ever under normal circumstances be allowed to run close to empty. It must be able to drive the President around all day and still have the range for any emergency that might occur at the worst possible moment and where boarding a helicopter or plane to get out of there is unsafe or unavailable, the nearest safe haven far, far away and getting out to swap cars totally out of the question. Yes, it weighs 20000 pounds and gets 8 MPG but one gallon is about 6 pounds. My guess is that it has a 50-100 gallon gas tank, 300-600 pounds for a 400-800 mile range is still less than half of the Model S's 1200 pound battery pack and I'm sure they always keep the tank over half full. By comparison the Tesla would have to drag around literally tons of batteries. Long, single haul emergency drives is pretty much the worst possible case for an electric.
It's bad enough trying to push a mere 20G into the cloud.
I don't even want to think about how long 10TB would take.
It would probably be faster to take an array and WALK across the several states between my house and my mother's house.
I really have to wonder if any of you blithering mindless "cloud zealots" actually use any of this stuff.
> Until your house burns down.
OK. So who here has ever had their house burn down? ANYONE?
Once you've got more than one copy of something it's trivial for even the biggest technical rube to sneakernet it somewhere else. On the other hand, it's terribly cumbersome to copy much of anything into the cloud.
> Certainly not ease of access across multiple devices in and out of your own network or away from your own storage. Certainly not for backup, without investing in your own off-site recovery method.
Make a friend. Store it at his house.
Rent a safety deposit box.
Buy a fire safe.
Mail a copy to your mother's house.
The problem with "the cloud" is recovery speed. Upload speeds aren't that great either.
It is when compared to 10TB of local storage.
Nonsense. It's always cheaper to pay your own way. If you are "getting something for free" through an insurance company then they are necessarily going to want their cut. ANY payment is going to have it's own transaction overhead and THAT is not cheap.
$200 is still a trivial amount for an insurance claim and something that anyone with a lick of sense or mathematical savvy should avoid.
Stuff isn't free.
> I call bullshit
Then you probably have no clue whatsoever.
Insurance rates have been climbing like crazy over the last 10 years and they were already insane in some places even before that. If you are in a major technology nexus,the rates are likely especially gruesome.
Also quite often the rate you see as a mere employee is just PART of the total cost.
The idea of liberating us from our employers sound nice. I just don't believe for a minute that the ACA is actually going to achieve that.
The status quo will continue regardless of what that is in your particular jurisdiction (individual insurance feasible or not).
According to the latest market statistics 66% of PCs overall use embedded graphics. Even Steam has a 16% Intel share and probably some AMD APUs that aren't separated out. I don't know about you but anything "serious" I do like work doesn't push the GPU one bit, the only thing that does is gaming. And not everybody is a gamer or their idea of gaming is more like Candy Crush. On that note, I loved The Walking Dead, here's the system requirements:
Windows Operating system: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7
Processor: 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent
Memory: 3 GB RAM
Video Card: ATI or NVidia card w/ 512 MB RAM
Direct X 9.0c
Audio card required
Oh so that's like any CPU and graphics card made in the last 10 years or so. What about something like Civilization V (okay it's a bit old but there's no Civ6 yet)
Operating System: Windows XP SP3/ Windows Vista SP2/ Windows 7
Processor: Dual Core CPU
Memory: 2GB RAM
Hard Disk Space: 8 GB Free
DVD-ROM Drive: Required for disc-based installation
Video: 256 MB ATI HD2600 XT or better, 256 MB nVidia 7900 GS or better, or Core i3 or better integrated graphics
Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
DirectX: DirectX version 9.0c
Scary requirements yeah? What about World of Warcraft, that's some million gamers:
Windows XP / Windows Vista / WindowsÂ® 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 with the latest service pack
Intel Pentium D or AMD Athlon 64 X2
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or
ATI Radeon X1600 Pro (256 MB)
2 GB RAM (1 GB Windows XP)
I could go on, but long story short unless you're into the latest and greatest 3D games no it's not really required. Sure I need a discrete graphics card, but I know I'm in the minority. And I just need it to run Skyrim and stuff like that, I don't need the worst SLI/CF setup for twitcher FPS games either.
A few years back I was visiting a friend in the boonies in Egypt (...) she couldn't hope to download everything from me in her government's lifetime.
I think that says more about their politics than their broadband...
1. Start your own cryptocurrency
2. Make the world use it (Implementation: ???)
Granted, it was much the same with Bitcoin but there everybody was pooling their work and pulling in the same direction, so either Bitcoins would fly or cryptocurrencies would crash and burn. What does 100 copycat currencies run by people who figured the best way to get in early is to start a new currency get you? It reminds me of the guy who in the dotcom boom made a 1000x1000 pixel page of pure ads and sold space at $1/pixel. He made almost a million dollars because it became a "thing" to see, creating money out of thin air. Of course afterwards there were tons of DIY kits and whatever to set up your own page, naturally they all bombed. Who'd really watch a copycat page with nothing but ads? These "altcoins" are the same kind of halo hype, my guess is most if not all of these will be worth $0 in five years.
Lets start from the top: You *can* plug in an external drive, it's called a complete hardware duplicate of your array (or perhaps for space/cost consideration, a single disk based copy held offline and synced regularly). Not hard and not terribly expensive (i would go with this solution personally).
Exactly. I very much doubt he has 20TB of data that changes very often, plug in a 4TB external drive, fill it to the brim, take note of what you've backed up. This is how I used to do it with CD-R/DVD-Rs back in the day, I had one "incoming" directory and one "archived" directory. When I had enough to burn a full disc I'd burn it and move it. Keep a text file saying what's on the different discs. It's very very low tech but it's simple and it works. Unless he's for some reason keeping a 20TB database at home with random changes everywhere.
All true. These kinds of people simply don't care. They will actively chase off anyone that stands as a voice of reason. They will just accuse you of being an industry shill.
They don't want reality getting in the way of their politics.
Same goes for the EPA BTW.
While it eventually only had one unreadable file on one unreadable disc, what I found was that with old discs the drive would spin up and down and finally read it very, very slowly like 30-60 minutes to read a single CD/DVD. So in practice what should have been a one night's job turned into a couple weeks. Never again, now I'm backing up to HDDs and if it spins up at least it'll probably finish in reasonable time. Oh, and you don't have to swap TB drives that often...
Yes. Re-ripping my media hoard would suck. This applies equally well to my music as it would to my video. It's simply not something I want to have to do again. The overhead of a 2nd array is worth the potential bother.
In a couple years it won't even be an issue and it will be laughable that anyone ever thought it was.